New York, March 3, 2015 – An Uncommon Schools fundraising event took place at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden. This campaign was coordinated by Keith and Dynamics Search Partners.
The goal of the Uncommon Schools event was to raise $22,000 or more for the 2014-2015 school year. This effort was started by a charter school. The purpose of it was to “close the achievement gap and prepare millions of low-income students to graduate from college” as explained by Keith Mann.
The new high school based on the Uncommon Schools philosophy was to be built in Brooklyn, New York. This effort was to include student PSAT and AP testing. Part of this funding was provided prior to the Hotel Beer Garden charitable event. For instance, Dynamics Search had contributed $10,000 to be allocated for student testing. Additional money raised at the fundraiser was to be used for all equipment, supplies and teaching needed to prepare students for college, internships and careers.
A total of 44 Uncommon Schools are positioned within Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York as of 2016. This network of college prep schools strives to help every young person receive a bachelor’s degree. This education is provided at urban charter schools placed in neighborhoods where children are reported to most be in need of it.
One of the objectives of Uncommon Schools is to provide as many opportunities as possible in low-income neighborhoods.